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WHO launches global effort to end TB by 2030

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The Moscow Declaration to End TB aims to increase multisectoral action as well as track progress, and build accountability. More than 1000 participants took part in the two-day conference which resulted in collective commitment to end TB.

Forbes list of Asia’s Richest Families 2017 released: Ambani family tops the list

2 days ago
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For the third time, India enjoys the biggest presence on the list, with 18 richest families, followed by Hong Kong with nine richest families. Mukesh Ambani family is the biggest gainer in dollar and percentage terms. Their net worth rose by USD 19 billion as shares of Reliance Industries soared high due to better refining margins and the increasing demand produced by its telecom arm Reliance Jio.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Christ painting sold for record USD 450 million

2 days ago
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The painting is known by the name 'Salvator Mundi', an Italian phrase for 'Savior of the World'. The painting is one of 16 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and is the only one in private hands. This 26-inch-tall painting dates from around 1500 and shows Christ dressed in Renaissance-style robes, his right hand is raised in blessing and his left hand holds a crystal sphere.

China launches world's first fully electric cargo ship

3 days ago
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This all-electric cargo vessel will help in reducing the shipping costs for electric power operators. The main cost of this ship depends on how much lithium battery it is equipped with.

Japan to relax visa rules for Indians from 1 January

3 days ago
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Japan will relax its visa rules for Indians from 1 January 2018 and issue multiple- entry-visa for short-term stay. The relaxed visa regime will not only have simplification of visa application documents but also expansion of scope of eligible applicants.

India, Philippines sign four agreements to strengthen bilateral ties

Nov 14, 2017
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The agreements were signed during PM Modi three-day visit to Manila, the Philippines to attend the 15th India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit. This is the second visit by Indian PM to the Philippines in 36 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1981.

India re-elected as member of UNESCO's executive board

Nov 10, 2017
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India was re-elected as the member of UNESCO’s executive board at the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris.

Facebook to introduce disaster response tools in India

Nov 9, 2017
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Social media giant, Facebook has teamed up with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and an Indian non-profit body – SEEDS- to offer tools to these agencies in an attempt to help them respond more effectively to natural disasters.

India to contribute USD 100 million to UN partnership fund

Nov 7, 2017
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India has pledged an additional amount of USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund, scaling up its support to sustainable development projects across the developing world.

2017 set to be among top three hottest years with record breaking extreme weather: WMO

Nov 7, 2017
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The year 2017 witnessed an extraordinary weather, including temperatures topping 50 degrees Celsius in Asia, record-breaking hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic reaching as far as Ireland. Extreme events affect the food security of millions of people, especially the most vulnerable.

Guinea ratifies International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement

Nov 7, 2017
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With this, Guinea became the 15th country to ratify the agreement. The other 14 countries are India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Fiji, France, Ghana, Mauritius, Nauru, Niger, Mali, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan and Tuvalu.

ICIJ releases Paradise Papers: 714 Indians named in the list

Nov 6, 2017
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Among the 180 countries represented in the data, India ranks 19th in terms of the number of names. In all, there are 714 Indians in the list. Interestingly, Indian company Sun Group, founded by Nand Lal Khemka, figures as Appleby’s second-largest client internationally, with as many as 118 different offshore entities.

WEF releases Global Gender Gap Report 2017: India ranked 108th in its Global Gender Gap Index

Nov 3, 2017
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According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, India has closed 67 per cent of its gender gap, which is less in comparison with other countries and its neighbours such as Bangladesh, which is ranked 47th while China was placed at 100th position.

Union Cabinet approves India and Armenia agreement on cooperation in customs matters

Nov 1, 2017
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The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratifying an agreement between India and Armenia on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.

India, Italy sign 6 MoUs to boost cooperation in railways, energy sectors

Nov 1, 2017
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India and Italy have signed six Memorandums of Understanding to boost cooperation in various important sectors including energy and trade and railways. The pacts were signed after detailed high-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

India, Tunisia sign agreements to boost bilateral relations

Oct 31, 2017
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India and Tunisia have jointly agreed to enhance cooperation in various sectors including in the fields of renewable energy, infrastructure, transport and automobiles, textiles, agriculture, drugs & pharmaceuticals, healthcare, ICT, SMEs and energy.

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

Oct 30, 2017
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In this regard, the authority will start the repair works at three main stadiums in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah to accommodate families starting in 2018. Restaurants, cafes and monitor screens will be set up inside the stadiums.

India to host UN wildlife summit CMS COP13 in 2020

Oct 29, 2017
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CMS COP12 was held from 23 – 28 October 2017 and was attended by over 500 delegates from more than 120 countries. The theme of the Conference was ‘Their Future is Our Future - Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People’.

Jacinda Ardern elected Prime Minister of New Zealand

Oct 27, 2017
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Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as the New Prime Minister of New Zealand on 26 October 2017. New Zealand’s Labor leader Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister after Winston Peters leader of New Zealand First and Greens supported her Party to form a coalition government.

'Dadagiri', 'Jugaad', 'Surya Namaskar' among 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 27, 2017
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Several Indian food items names found their place in the dictionary this year. These food items names are Bhindi, Gosht, Gulab Jamun, Keema, Mirch, Mirch Masala, Namkeen and Vada. Frequently used terms like jugaad, funda, achcha, natak, timepass and chup also found their place in the dictionary.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to build 1200 houses in Hambantota

Oct 27, 2017
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The 1200 houses will be constructed through 50 model villages using Indian grant assistance of Rs 600 million. 600 houses will be constructed in the Southern Province, while the remaining will be constructed across Sri Lanka with one model village in each of the 25 districts.

Global Passport Power Rank 2017 released: Singapore ranks first, India positioned at 75

Oct 26, 2017
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The Global Passport Power Rank 2017 was released by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. As per the Global Passport Index, Singapore fetched the most powerful ranking with a score of 159 in visa free category, topping the list.

Qatar to introduce minimum wage for workers

Oct 26, 2017
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Qatar has announced that it would be introducing a minimum wage for workers. The country has been under global scrutiny over its alleged ill-treatment of migrant labourers.

Russia vetoes UN resolution to extend inspection of chemical attacks in Syria

Oct 25, 2017
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Russia has vetoed a UN resolution that was to extend the work of international inspectors to determine who was behind the chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The chemical attack, which took place on 4 April 2017 on a town in violence-hit Syria- Khan Sheikhoun, had lead to the killing of many civilians.

Trump ends refugee ban, 11 countries still face additional review

Oct 25, 2017
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President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, ending the 120-day temporary ban imposed on the US refugee programme. The administration has however called for an additional 90-day review of the program for 11 countries identified as “high risk”, most of which are situated in the Middle East and Africa.

Nicaragua signs Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the US and Syria behind

Oct 24, 2017
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An agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris agreement deals with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance. Till June 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 148 of which have ratified it.

WHO removes Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa

Oct 23, 2017
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Mugabe was appointed at a global conference in Uruguay on Non-communicable Diseases by WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian and the first African to lead the United Nations’ health agency WHO.

2nd World Congress on Marxism to be held in Beijing

Oct 23, 2017
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The congress is sponsored by Peking University of China. It is a platform to study and discuss the exchange, spread, and development of Marxism around the world and its important role in boosting social progress and civilisation development.

 

World’s oldest warship sailing again!

Oct 20, 2017
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USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

India signs MoC with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme

Oct 18, 2017
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India has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) with Japan on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).The MoC was signed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

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